Florbela Espanca

8 Dec 1894 // 8 Dec 1930

The only way in life for being happy, especially for human beings like you, of a great sensitivity, an extraordinary imagination, the only way is to build up a very sweet home, and full of light, where, away from the world, one can love, one can work, one can live.

Correspondence (1920)

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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."